Rupees 8.7 lakh gold, diamonds, cash looted

Latest NewsMadikeri, Karnataka : A three-member gang posing as policemen robbed gold and diamonds worth Rupees 7.5 lakh and cash of Rupees 1.2 lakh from a house after threatening the inmates, last night.

Police today said two persons, dressed as Sub Inspector and constable and an another entered the house of Ms Revathi Kumareshan, owner of DEVI GAS agency, at 1845 hrs.

They said they were from Vigilance Department and had information there was an unaccounted cash of Rs 20 lakh and gold. They also enquired whether ganja was stored in the house.

Bolting all doors from inside, the trio tied the hands of the woman and decamped with the booty.

Police rushed to the spot along with sniffer dogs.

Top police officials, including Superintendent of Police (SP) Manjunath Annigeri and Deputy SP Prakash, visited the house.


65-year-old graduated with a diploma

Daisy Karumbaiah

Daisy Karumbaiah

Daisy Karumbaiah graduated with a diploma from her psychotherapy and counselling course recently. So what’s the big deal you ask?

The deal is that Daisy is a 65-year-old who spends her time telling wonderful stories or holidaying with her son and his wife at their home in Coorg. Last year, she decided she wanted to be involved with people, therefore the psychotherapy diploma.

“The others in my batch were young people or doctors and PhD holders,” she says. For Daisy, age doesn’t translate into rolling chairs. There’s lots more to do.

“It’s never too late to learn”


Coorg HockeyNestle Kodagu cup hockey will take off at Madikeri from November 27th.

Addressing scribes here, president of the Coorg Hockey association Mohan Aiyappa informed that eight teams selected from the A Division hockey tournament which got over at madikeri will play in the Nestle Cup.

The tournament is co sponsored by Nestle, Coorg Hockey Association and Skanda Coffee. Nestle has sponsored rupees six lakh for the tournament. Mohan Aiyappa said that people of Kodagu should encourage hockey by witnessing the tournaments in large number. He opined that the Sports Authority of India is assisting in their activities and the deputy Commissioner Ashwathnarayana Gowda is also extending co operation.

Vikram Belliappa from nestle spoke on the occasion and said that the Nestle MD Antonio Iliowazic will take part as a chief guest on the final day. The tournament will go on for three days.

The organizers said that about 2500 chairs would be organized for the audiences inside the Synthetic turf stadium.

 [Source: Shakti Daily ]

Road cum swimming pool!

South KodaguThe district officers were taken aback as they found a boy swimming on the road! Tension was raising high at South Kodagu yesterday. People were protesting against the pathetic condition of roads by blocking the main roads.

Deputy Commissioner and superintendent of police were called to meet the protestors. The convoy of the district administration was surging towards Ponnampet junction where hundreds of vehicles were stranded and thousands of people were gathered.

The cars of the deputy commissioner Ashwath narayana Gowda and the Superintendent of Police Manjunath Annigeri came to a halt. They could hardly believe the situation they were witnessing at Koptur Ballyamandur road on the way. The roads have turned so bad that water was stored knee deep! Looking at the convoy, three boys stopped the vehicles. While two lads were explaining to the officers the dilapidated condition of the roads, the third one jumped into water and tried to swim!

Cops surrounded the boy and lifted him up to ease traffic. Tahasildar Satishkumar was also in the convoy. In another incident SP jumped out of his car and caned a drunkard who tried to block his vehicle on the way. Police also used lathi in another place as a small group tried to obstruct SPs vehicular movement.

 [Source: ShaktiDaily ]

Ration card anomalies to be set right


CONSTITUENCY WORK: Mysore MP A.H. Vishwanath presiding over the review meeting of the Centrally sponsored schemes in Madikeri on Thursday.

Madikeri: The anomalies in the distribution of ration cards in Kodagu, including among the poor people who were given above poverty line cards, would be set right by December, Kodagu Deputy Commissioner K.H. Ashwatha Narayana Gowda has said.

The Deputy Commissioner was addressing the quarterly KDP meeting held at the Old Assembly Hall here on Thursday. Kodagu district in-charge Minister J. Krishna Palemar presided over the meeting.

Mr. Gowda was responding to an observation made by Mysore MP A.H. Vishwanath, who stated that more than 60 lakh BPL cards were issued in the State just before the previous Lok Sabha elections, including 18,000 in Kodagu.

Kodagu Zilla Panchayat president V.M. Vijaya alleged that many poor people had received the APL cards in the district.

When Mr. Vishwanath suggested to Deputy Speaker K.G. Bopaiah, who was present in the meeting, to take up the issue with the Chief Minister, Mr. Bopaiah and Mr. Palemar said the problems of Kodagu would be addressed first.

Zilla Panchayat Standing Committee on Social Justice president S.N. Raja Rao alleged that graft was the main reason for the lapses in the distribution of ration cards. The role of a private agency which was entrusted with the work should be ascertained, he said.

The official replied that 4,578 applications had been received for changing from the APL to BPL cards and 420 applications for changing from BPL to APL.

The issue of the class C&D lands (partially degraded forests), which was handed over to the Forest Department in Kodagu by the Revenue Department under the ‘Land Bank’ mode, came up for discussion with the member of the ‘Kannada Watchdog Committee’, T.P. Ramesh, urging the district administration to take back the lands for the purpose of rehabilitating the forestland occupants in Kodagu.

M.C. Nanaiah, MLC, questioned the official of Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd. (KRDCL) over the repair of the Kushalnagar-Madikeri road, seeking details of the road plan.

The official replied that widening and laying of the new road had started from the Kushalnagar side. Separate funds would be allocated by KRDCL for filling potholes in 15 days.

Work on the Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Sampaje stretch in Kodagu (under the Mysore-Mani highway project) would be over by April 2011, the official stated.

Assistant Commissioner Shiva Shankar said beneficiaries from the 15 hadis and five hadis each (tribal settlements) in the three taluks would be picked for issuing ‘patta’ by November 30.

The applications of the beneficiaries would have to move from the forest rights committee to the sub-divisional committee and the district-level committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner for approval, he said.

[Source: The Hindu ]